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Venom Details


A big black mamba snake that has gotten loose in a townhouse slithers through a kidnapping plot in this film. Based on a novel by Alan Scholefield, Venom features a big name British cast that seems to be slumming in a B-movie project. Dr. Marion Stowe (Sarah Miles) is a toxicologist who has brought the snake to London to study the properties of its deadly venom. It escapes and terrorizes the inhabitants of the townhouse, where an attempted kidnapping is in progress. Dave (Oliver Reed), Jacmel (Klaus Kinski) and Louise (Susan George) are the villains trying to hold the son of a wealthy family for ransom. Original director Tobe Hooper was replaced by Piers Haggard. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Klaus Kinski
as Jacmel
Oliver Reed
as Dave
Nicol Williamson
as Comd. William Bulloch
Sarah Miles
as Dr. Marion Stowe
Sterling Hayden
as Howard Anderson
Lance Holcomb
as Philip Hopkins
Cornelia Sharpe
as Ruth Hopkins
Susan George
as Louise
Michael Gough
as David Ball
Edward Hardwicke
as Lord Dunning
Arnold Diamond
as Headwaiter
Rita Webb
as Mrs. Lowenthal
Nicholas Donnelly
as Police Superintendent
Eric Richard
as Airline Clerk
John Forbes-Robertson
as Sgt. Nash
Alan Ford
as Peters
Cyril Conway
as Man in 17
Charles Cork
as Driver's Mate
Moti Makan
as Murkerjee
Maurice Colbourne
as Sampson
Peter Porteous
as Hodges
Mike Gwilym
as Detective Constable Dan Spencer
David Sterne
as Driver
Tony Meyer
as Martin


Piers Haggard
Louis A. Stroller
Martin Bregman
Alan Scholefield
Book Author
Robert Carrington
Gilbert Taylor
Denys Coop
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Bradsell
Harry Benn
Associate Producer
Simon Kaye
Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Whibley
Special Effects
Dominic Fulford
First Assistant Director
Roy Scammell
Basil Newall
Michael Bradsell
Second Unit Director